Angie Carolina PatiñoAge 26
22 Dec 2021
Pereira, Risaralda (Colombia)
Angie died in hospital four months after being stabbed in the neck by a client in her home on 30th August.
Angie Carolina Patiño, a 26-year-old trans woman, died in a Pereira care center after being seriously injured in the municipality of La Virginia, Risaralda. The event that triggered the woman's death occurred on August 30.
As reported by the authorities at the time, the woman was in her home in the company of the aggressor, to whom she was providing paid sexual services. This man did not want to pay her, causing an argument. The aggressor then attacked her with a machete to her neck and fled the scene, leaving her seriously injured.
Patiño was transferred to the hospital, where she fought for her life for almost four months. However, the severity of the wound, around 15 centimeters long, eventually cost her her life.
The alleged perpetrator is a 66-year-old man, identified as José Armel Marulanda , who was captured days after the event and has been charged with attempted femicide. The man is currently detained in prison awaiting charge.